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2011 Bowl Predictions: Penn State Climbs, West Virginia, Pittsburgh Stand Pat

The Penn State Nittany Lions earned a win over Ohio State this weekend, and are right back in the thick of things in the Big Ten race. But there place in the Championship game isn't assured and the Lions could end up somewhere else this season.

According to our SB Nation Bowl Projections, the Nittany Lions could figure to play in the Outback Bowl against Georgia, or at least that's where we stand now.

The Pitt Panthers and the West Virginia Mountaineers did not play this weekend, neither of them moved around that much. West Virginia is slated to play Georgia Tech in the Belk Bowl, while Pitt isn't on the projections at all. Here are the complete projections. The asterisks mean the team is already slotted to play in that game.

 

Bowl Date Matchup

 

National Championship 1/9/2011 LSU vs. Alabama

 

Rose 1/2/2011 Michigan State vs. Oregon

 

Fiesta 1/2/2011 Oklahoma State vs. Stanford

 

Sugar 1/3/2011 Michigan vs. Houston

 

Orange 1/4/2011 Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers

 

GoDaddy.com 1/8/2011 Arkansas State* vs. Northern Illinois

 

Compass 1/7/2011 Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt

 

Cotton 1/6/2011 South Carolina vs. Kansas State

 

Outback 1/2/2011 Georgia vs. Penn State

 

Gator 1/2/2011 Florida vs. Ohio State

 

Capital One 1/2/2011 Arkansas vs. Wisconsin

 

TicketCity 1/2/2011 Illinois vs. Iowa State

 

Chick-fil-A 12/31/2011 Auburn vs. Clemson

 

Liberty 12/31/2011 Mississippi State vs. Southern Miss

 

Kraft Fight Hunger 12/31/2011 Cal vs. N.C. State

 

Sun 12/31/2011 Virginia vs. Arizona State

 

Meineke Car Care 12/31/2011 Nebraska vs. Texas A&M

 

Insight 12/30/2011 Iowa vs. Baylor

 

Music City 12/30/2011 Tennessee vs. North Carolina

 

Pinstripe 12/30/2011 Missouri vs. Louisville

 

Armed Forces 12/30/2011 BYU* vs. Tulsa

 

Alamo 12/29/2011 Oklahoma vs. UCLA

 

Champs Sports 12/29/2011 Notre Dame vs. Florida State

 

Holiday 12/28/2011 Texas vs. Utah

 

Military 12/28/2011 Wake Forest vs. Air Force

 

Belk 12/27/2011 Georgia Tech vs. West Virginia

 

Little Caesars 12/27/2011 Purdue vs. Ohio

 

Independence 12/26/2011 Miami vs. Wyoming

 

Hawaii 12/24/2011 Hawaii vs. Northwestern

 

Maaco 12/22/2011 Washington vs. TCU

 

Poinsettia 12/21/2011 Louisiana Tech vs. Boise State

 

Beef O'Brady's 12/20/2011 USF vs. SMU

 

New Orleans 12/17/2011 ULL vs. Marshall

 

Famous Idaho Potato 12/17/2011 Nevada vs. Toledo

 

New Mexico 12/17/2011 Utah State vs. San Diego State

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.